Tim Flach, a photographer, has three goldfish and two Burmese cats, Hunt and Blue, as his companions. These cats often keep him company while he is carrying out his work, though they would probably be excited to eat some of the creatures he captures in his photographs.
1) Red Splash Jacobin Pigeon
The Jacobin pigeon is held in high esteem and has been beloved by many impressive people, including Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria. It is so-called because of the notable head-covering of plumes it has.
2) Vultrurine Guineafowl Hen
The female Vulturine Guineafowls have the potential to generate up to 40 eggs in a single breeding season, which could explain why the species isn’t threatened with extinction. This bird is usually seen in semi-arid areas in Eastern Africa, and prefers to flee on foot instead of taking flight.
3) Hooded Vulture
The Hooded Vulture is an impressive and sizable bird of prey, identifiable by its unique hooded-shaped head and a wide, powerful beak. It has an expansive wingspan of up to 6.5 feet and can grow to as much as 4.5 feet in size. A scavenger by nature, it mostly eats carrion and other animals that have already died, however, it will sometimes take live prey.
Commonly found in both Africa and the Middle East, its population is increasing due to protective efforts. When flying over the African plains, the remarkable vision of the Hooded Vulture and its grand wingspan is extraordinary. This species is an essential part of the African ecosystem and its preservation is vital for the wellbeing of the environment.
4) Longtail Broadbill
This avian species, which has long tail feathers, inhabits the Himalayan belt and South East Asia. Its physical characteristics are compared to those of a fighter pilot, but some people feel he has a similarity to Elvis Presley with his black headgear and blue patch at the top of his head.
5) Northern Red Cardinal
The northern red cardinal is a talented singer, possessing the ability to belt out more than a dozen different songs. This particular avian was particularly spirited, as if it had just stepped out of the video game Angry Birds.
6) The Nicobar Pigeon
The Nicobar Pigeon is the closest living relative of the extinct Dodo, and is categorized as endangered due to being hunted for food and the removal of its gizzard stones to craft jewelry. This migratory bird makes its home on the Nicobar islands of India, but also travels to other coastal areas in Southeast Asia.
7) Major Mitchell
The crest of feathers on the tops of cockatoos is a distinguishing trait, separate from other parrots. At the same time, they have a similar lifespan to humans, something that is in common with many other types of parrots.
8) Bearded Tit
The bearded tit is the solitary species of British songbird that inhabits and brings forth its young in reed beds the entire year. Desolately, there are only roughly 600 breeding couples in Britain, likely as a result of the fact that they rely on the reeds for setting up their nests and are restricted by their environment. A gathering of bearded tits is named a ‘banditry’.
9) Crested Miniature Duck
A Crested Miniature is the name given to this type of duck that is kept as a pet. Characterized by a comb-like feature along the edges of their beaks, these ducks are able to comb through mud in order to search for food, such as insects.
10) The Gouldian Finch
In my estimation, the Gouldian finch from Australia is one of the most colorful of all finches. I was lucky to have an example that allowed me to get so close, sometimes too close, as it chose to take a rest on my head more than once instead of remaining on its perch.
11) The Toco Toucan
The Toco Toucan has the most prominent bill size among birds when compared to its body size, and it can be used to regulate its body temperature, in the same way an elephant’s ears do. During rest, they can reduce the amount of heat that escapes from their body by placing their bill under their wing.
12) The King Vulture
Previously, the Mayans believed that the King vulture acted as a liaison between divine and mortal beings. This species of vulture is unique in that it lives in tropical and subtropical forests, rather than dry, arid areas. This species can be found from Mexico all the way to South America.
13) The Philippine Eagle
I dedicated several days to exploring the Mountains in the Philippines, looking for the Philippine Eagle which has one of the most impressive wingspans out of all raptor species, measuring up to two meters.
I was thrilled to spot it in a sanctuary and to be able to capture it on film. The Philippine Eagle is only found in the Philippine archipelago and is the nation’s national bird.
14) Egyptian Vulture
This small variety of vulture has a population that is estimated to be around 15,000 individuals all over the world. The Egyptian Vulture has a white head and neck, and its body is grey in color. The wings are dark grey and the tail is black, with a white end. It is a scavenger, typically consuming carrion, small animals, eggs, bones, plants and fruit.
It is found in some parts of Africa, southern Europe and western Asia. It tends to reside in open and semi-arid environments like steppes, grasslands and deserts. Its nesting sites are usually situated in cliffs, trees or on the ground.
15) Blue Tit
British citizens are known to provide a considerable amount of sustenance to Blue Tits at their bird feeders. A recent study suggested that the amount of food that people in the U.K. offer birds is double the amount given in other European countries, which could be why some avian species have longer beaks.
16) Silver Laced Polish Chicken
The Silver Laced Polish Chicken is a truly stunning breed of chicken, having a white plume of feathers on its head that provide it an imperial appearance. It has an extraordinary set of attributes that differentiates it from other types. The body of the Silver Laced Polish Chicken is compact and it has a powerful and sturdy body frame.
17) Jacobin Pigeon
The Jacobins are one of the oldest varieties of doves in existence, with their roots located in India. During the 16th Century, they were brought to Europe and subsequently underwent a process of evolution which resulted in them becoming the ornately-attired show birds admired nowadays.
The Shoebill is a large type of wading bird that lives in the wetlands of East Africa, and it is distinguished by its size and shape, with a beak that looks similar to a shoe. At full size, it can reach up to five feet tall and weigh up to 8 kilograms. It is a remarkable creature, with its long legs, wingspan that is quite broad, and striking blue eyes.
19) This Silver-Laced Rooster
The Silver-Laced rooster has become a symbol of a Polish aristocrat from centuries ago as represented in Polish art and writing. I captured this image at the Federation Championship Poultry Show that took place last week.
20) Victoria Crowned Pigeon
The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is the largest species of pigeon still in existence and is native to New Guinea. If the Dodo had survived, it would have been the only pigeon bigger than the Victoria Crowned Pigeon.
21) The Grey Crowned Crane
The Grey Crowned Crane, native to parts of South and East Africa, is known for its bad attitude and has the potential to puncture someone’s eye with a single peck. When it began jabbing my camera and it seemed as though it was going to start attacking me, I hastily left the area!
22) Black Jacobin Pigeon
The Jacobin bird was given its European name due to the resemblance of its hood of feathers to the hooded robes usually worn by Jacobin monks. For some, this bird resembles a woman in a feathery dress.
23) Inca Tern
The moustache of the Peruvian Inca tern is a telltale sign of its well-being; the healthier the bird, the longer and grander the moustache. This makes them more desirable to their mates, and in my opinion, they are the apogee of the avian realm.
24) The Himalayan Monal
The Himalayan Monal was selected by Nepal to be its national bird.
25) Andean Cock of the Rock
When reproducing, the Cock-of-the-rock engages in a type of behavior known as “confrontation displays,” which is similar to a dance competition between males that quickly becomes more frenzied and intense once a female bird appears.
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